Because clinical nutrition is who you are not just what you do.
The perfect opportunity to advance your credential has arrived:
CDR Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition

The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) is offering an advanced practitioner certification in clinical nutrition for registered dietitians with four or more years of clinical nutrition practice. Apply NOW for the November 2018 examination window!

Applications for November 2018 examination window are due September 28, 2018

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Verification of Continuing Professional Education Hours for Licensure Purposes

As of June 1, 2005, all Registered Dietitians (RDs) and Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs) are using the Professional Development Portfolio recertification system.

RDs and DTRs often ask CDR exactly how the new recertification system impacts licensure verification since CDR no longer tracks continuing professional education hours. Continuing professional education activities are now tracked on the Step 4: Learning Activities Log by the individual RD or DTR, which is mailed to CDR upon completion of the five-year CPE requirement (75/RDs, 50/DTRs). To assist RDs and DTRs in verifying their continuing professional education status for their licensure board prior to the completion of their five-year CDR requirement, CDR has developed a State Licensure Verification Worksheet. By completing the State Licensure Verification Worksheet and submitting it to CDR, RDs and DTRs will be provided an official electronic certified CPE summary statement. Please allow at least 4-6 weeks for CDR to process your request.

Note: State licensure verification does not constitute prior approval of the CPE requirement for the Professional Development Portfolio. CDR's state licensure verification worksheet should be used by RDs and DTRs for licensure verification purposes only.

















*Please note the RDN and RD are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here
**Please note the NDTR and DTR are two credential designation options for one certification program. Practitioners may choose to use one or the other. For more information, click here.